Library Opening Hours – March 2020 update

In the light of yesterday’s advice from the government and the fact that our library is manned by people who should take extra care in the current situation, we have decided to alter the library opening hours.

The community library will ONLY be open on:

Monday: 10am – 1pm

Tuesday: 2pm – 5pm

Wednesday: 10am – 1pm

Thursday: 2pm – 5pm

Until further notice, we unfortunately have to curtail ALL our activities.

Please keep an eye on our website and social media for updates on this situation, which we hope will be resolved as soon as possible.

Stay safe, stay healthy!

Group cancellations

Brockworth Link have taken the decision to not run larger group gatherings during the current health issues.

Please keep an eye on our website and social media for updates on this situation, which we hope will be resolved as soon as possible.

The groups which won’t be running until further notice are:

  • Ukulele
  • Knit & Natter
  • Baby Bounce
  • Walking Club
  • Stay & Play
  • Book Club
  • Bible Group
  • Lego Club

Thank you.

Is there a Neighbourhood Watch scheme in your part of Brockworth?

If not why not consider speaking with your neighbours and become involved in Neighbourhood Watch and help reduce crime. There is very little effort required in setting up and running a scheme and it can have significant positive effects on your street. If you are interested in starting a Neighbourhood Watch please contact:

Bob Lloyd – 01452752086 or bob.lloyd@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

Simon Bailey – 01452754630 or simon.bailey@gloucestershire.pnn.police.uk

No more Book drop

Please note that the book drop facility is no longer available. Please visit the library during normal operating hours to return your books.

The opening times for the library are as follows:

Monday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
Tuesday 10am -1pm and 2pm-5pm
Wednesday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
Thursday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
Saturday 10:00am – 12:30 noon

National Lottery Community Fund grant

Brockworth Link is delighted to announce that a grant has been received from the National Lottery Community Fund.

This grant will enable us to ascertain the needs and wishes of the community for future activities, events and facilities available.

We are extremely grateful for this grant as it will enable us to acquire information that would have been difficult to afford through our normal funding channels.

Employability Support Sessions

From Tuesday 12th February we shall be offering a weekly (term time) employability support session. Help with job applications, CV and covering letter writing, training support and assistance with completing Universal Credit applications. Drop in between 10am and midday on Tuesdays.

Santander IT grant

The grant will pay for an IT tutor to run basic and intermediate classes at Brockworth Library on a weekly basis for the course of a year.

Nina Walsh, Chair of Brockworth Community Project said: “We were absolutely delighted to receive the grant from Santander Foundation, as we shall be able to offer a vital opportunity to the members of the local community to improve IT skills. It was a very generous grant and everyone at the Project is grateful for the support and encouragement given by Santander Foundation to our charity. Thank you!”

Amy Slack, Manager at the Santander Foundation said: “The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. Our branch is committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting Brockworth Community Project, and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people.”

Brockworth Community Library Refurbishment

Brockworth Community Project has recently been awarded a grant from Gloucestershire Environmental Trust. This grant has enabled the Project to undertake some building work at the Community Library.
This work has involved moving the kitchen to a new location within the building and completely refurbishing it with new units, flooring and decoration.
Two cloakrooms have been upgraded, a new store room has been created and access to all these new rooms has been improved.
The trustees of Brockworth Community Project are extremely grateful to Gloucestershire Environmental Trust for their support and generosity.
Pictures of refurbishment to follow shortly…